Saturday, July 9, 2011

LIFE @ Ajmer: Now Pratapi have shelter….and security for food!

Pratapi wife of late Ghasi has no idea about her age, but village people said that she has crossed 80 years. Now she is not able to see properly, but somewhere she is happy!...Pratapi is from Luxamipura village (Mavashiya Panchayat, Shrinagar block, Ajmer, Rajasthan) and live in a small mud house along with his disabled son Ranga. This family is one of the targeted family of the LIFE project in Luxamipura as they marginalized farmer with mere 3 bigha of land that too rain-fed.

 To strengthen the livelihood option of the Pratapi family LIFE team has intervene with the family to make her aware about different government social security schemes like old-age pension, disability pension , Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and make the family to apply for all said schemes.

 Pratapi and her son has applied through the LIFE project intervention and now they have received amount to construct house under IAY, also Prati son disability pension has started as monthly Rs. 500 and Pratapi oldage pension is also in pipeline. Now Pratapi is happy…she is sharing that last night it was heavy rain, and we were not able to cover our self in this tent shared mud house, now within few months our own house would be there and we would get the shelter to save our self from rain and other calamities…also with the Ranga pension amount now there is some support for their food security…..Pratapi is thankful to LIFE project and its staff…


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